SMS stands ready to assist operators with industry sector-specific requirements.


Practical Approaches to Specialized Requirements

As the leading U.S. professional maritime services group we provide our expertise to all sectors of the marine transportation industry.

We understand vessel operations from onboard and ashore perspectives. 

Our consulting team has extensive experience in working with international and domestic tonnage operators in sectors including general cargo, liquid cargo, passenger, ferry, towing and barging operations. 

We have close working relationships with Coast Guard, AWO, PVA and vessel operators to ensure that we understand what's important to all stakeholders.

We don't claim to have all the answers, but we know management systems and how to use them as part of your compliance strategy.

Experience drives us to build compliance tools that focus on the end-user. 

Our services to specialized vessel operators include:

  • Compliance assessment and recommendations
  • Compliance project planning
  • Management system development and implementation in concert with sector-specific requirements
  • Internal auditing
  • Pre-certification audit and inspection coaching and preparation
  • Internal audit training programs
  • Risk assessment facilitation for complex systems and substantial changes
  • Administration of TMSA conformance and reporting